Russell Wilson reacts to Michael Bennett’s retirement
Russell Wilson has nothing but love for his former Seattle Seahawks teammate Michael Bennett, who has decided to hang up his cleats for good. Both stars shared the locker room for five seasons in Seattle and even won a Super Bowl Title together in 2013.
Wilson took to Twitter to express his happiness for his ex-teammate. The Seahawks franchise player tipped his hat to the defensive end for his incredible 11 seasons in the NFL and wished him and his family well.
Congrats on an AMAZING Career @mosesbread72 !!! Enjoy that beautiful family of yours! 🙏🏾
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) July 22, 2020
Michael Bennett was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seahaws in 2009. However, he was eventually released and found himself playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers until 2012.
In 2013 though, the Louisiana native found his way back to Seattle to join up-and-coming quarterback Russell Wilson and form one heck of a team for the Seahawks. Bennett was key in Seattle’s defensive unit in 2013 which ranked best in the league that season.
After 11 seasons, a total of five teams, three Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl Ring to boot, Bennett has decided to call it career. A rather successful one, at that. He totaled 69.5 sacks and 359 combined tackles in over a decade of professional football.
Bennett’s best years we’re definitely in Seattle. His five years with the Seahawks were highlighted by all his three Pro Bowl appearances and a Lombardi Trophy. Given a choice, Bennett would’ve wanted to end his career in Seattle and possibly reunite with Wilson. Unfortunately, there was never an opportunity for him.